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The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny
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Jul 20, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: kindle, murder-mystery
Read from July 19 to 20, 2012

Aw - now that the politics are done and over with, I just love this series! Finally a Chief Inspector who is not a Lord, Poet, near Deity or a Drunkard! It's so nice to meet up with the familiar inhabitants of Three Pines village. Who cares that they have the highest rate of murder per capita in the world?! Such a picturesque, sweet little town anyway.

A body is found in the gay couple's bistro, Gabri and Oliver's. No one claims to know him. Chief Inspector Gamache comes and begin to investigate. Soon they discover a cabin in the woods, filled with antique treasure. The question how Oliver came to own half the town of Three Pines comes up. The fact that Oliver keeps lying at every turn doesn't help - but did he really kill the guy?

This was a truly delightful read from one end to the other. I hung on every word. Louise Penny is truly gifted and I am on cloud nine for having found a crime series worth following again. They are few and far betweeen!
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07/19 "Back to something tried and true. Must ignore the voice in my head asking how many murders there can be in the tiniest of towns."
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Margitte Yes, I could not put this book down for a minute. After reading some of the others, this author still captures my imagination completely. Love your review, Tanja.


Tanja Berg Thanks Margitte! :-) If I could (if it existed), I would move to Three Pines! Never have I met a set of characters I have loved so much as the ones who live there.


Margitte Tanja wrote: "Thanks Margitte! :-) If I could (if it existed), I would move to Three Pines! Never have I met a set of characters I have loved so much as the ones who live there."

Oh I soooo agree, Tanja! It is the one place I would love to live.


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